Veterinary antibiotics play an important role in animal growth promotion and disease control in food-animal production. Over a half of total antibiotics is used in animal industry. Antibiotic resistance bacteria (ARB), antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and their spread risk caused by the animal industry have drawn widely attention. China is the biggest country of animal industry and veterinary antibiotics consumption in the world, but many gaps exist about veterinary antibiotics use, antibiotic resistance level of pathogens and their carried ARGs, which are difficult for the control of antibiotic resistance pathogens and its spread risk. Through literature review, the veterinary antibiotic use of China and other developed countries were summarized, the AR level of pathogenic bacteria and the carried ARGs, mobile genetic elements, as well as the spread risk of AR pathogenic bacteria to environment were analyzed. Therefore the purposes of this paper are to provide support for improving rational drug use and reducing the spread risk of antibiotic resistance pathogens, and establishing the linkage of antibiotic resistance pollution from animal production to public environment.